[dropcaps] T [/dropcaps]he small town of San Juan de los Lagos is one of the top 4 most visited pilgrimage shrines in Mexico. Between the early 17th century and the middle of the 19th century a pilgrimage fair was held each year on November 30 to celebrate the original installation of the statue in the shrine. In 1542, a Spanish priest brought a statue of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception to the village. According to local legends, in 1623 the daughter of some local Indian peasants fell ill, her parents prayed for her health, and the young girl miraculously recovered. Following this miracle, the statue began to be venerated by an increasing number of pilgrims and during this period the statue acquired its own local identity as “Nuestra Señora de los Lagos” or “Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos”.
A rare opportunity
Sometimes known as “The Traveling Virgin,” for nine days her presence will be gracing the church of “Our Lady of San Juan-St. Theresa”, on Singleton Blvd. in Dallas, Texas. Traditionally Knights stand guard at the entrance doors and we need volunteers to to serve in 2-hour shifts starting on October 12 from 6AM til 10PM. This will continue for 9 days straight from the 12th-20th of October.
This is a great opportunity for all Knights to view this shrine up close. Hundreds of Catholics will come from miles around to pay their respects.
For more information and scheduled times – contact Jim Kowalski in our council or:
Nathan Olivo (214) 337-8658
Our Lady of San Juan-St. Theresa
2601 Singleton Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75212